Post 11 in my Professional Authors Associations Series. Click here to read post 1.
National Association of Science Writers: www.nasw.org
NASW was formed to “foster the dissemination of accurate information regarding science through all media normally devoted to informing the public.” Its mission is to fight for the free flow of science news. Members include freelancers and employees of most of the major newspapers, wire services, magazines, and broadcast outlets in the country. NASW offers an array of benefits to professional science writers and practitioners in related fields: a quarterly newsletter, reports on trends, issues and controversies, news of regional events, practical advice on freelancing, teaching, public affairs, and other professional specialties, annual workshops, a jobs mailing list, educational resources and mentoring programs, the annual Science in Society awards, free website hosting, insurance plans, and travel fellowships. Applicants for regular membership must be established science writers and have two sponsoring members. Student memberships are available.
This information has been adapted from the 4th edition of The Writer’s Legal Guide by Kay Murray and myself.